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Fake Orthodontic Braces
An orthodontist is a dentist who has had additional years of schooling in the discipline of facial and oral structures. They use braces and appliances to align the jaws and teeth for proper form and function. Straighter teeth not only look good, but also allow better oral hygiene, less periodontal ...Read more
Orthodontics: Orthodontics is a science of using subtle forces to move teeth to create a beatiful and healthy smile and bite. These forces can rotate crooked teeth and adjust your bite to correct your underbite. Absolutely can be addressed-- we do this every day! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
AAO guidelines: Say see your orthodontist by age 7. That's not to say we put braces on all or even most 7 year olds, but its good to start discussing with an orthodontist and planning for the futurew. When to start? Again, work with your orthodontist (and your kiddo-- they need to also be emotionally ready) to determine what is "best". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I took off my orthodontic braces and still have some adhesive on my teeth. What is the best way to remove teeth adhesive?
Need a professional: There is no safe way for you to remove orthodontic adhesive by yourself. Only a dentist or orthodontist is qualified and has the correct instruments to safely remove adhesive without damage to the tooth or surrounding soft tissues. Be safe, protect your teeth, seek professional assistance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can TMJ braces also help with the alignment in your teeth like orthodontic braces? (silly question, i know, but i'm just curious)
TMJ appliances: There are Orthotic appliances that are used to temporarily reposition the relationship of the lower jaw to the upper jaw. An example= MORA (Mandibular Orthopedic Re-positioning Appliance). This can be used to confirm correct position of jaw and then restore on a permanent basis with Orthodontic treatment or restorations or both. The two are very different but can be used in combination for success. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Removal of enlarged tonsils, 20 lb wt loss cured severe osa. Debating orthodontic braces but need teeth extracted. Can teeth removals reintroduce osa?
NO: But, correcting a bad bite will make your life more comfortable. If you have 12 cars and 10 parking spaces the cars will not fit. The same is true with the teeth. The orthodontist can push the teeth out of the parking lot (tip them off the bone which is not healthy) or extract teeth and utilize the space to align them, you are better off to do nothing if you decline extractions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can orthodontic braces cause sore throat? Been suffering since 7 months , post nasal dip , light sore throat.no sinusitis
Are there any side effects with accelerated orthodontics I should be worried about? I'm considering choosing accelerated orthodontics over getting regular braces, but i'm concerned about the surgical procedure that's required. Am i worried over nothing, o
There is risk: All surgical procedures carry a degree of risk that is absent in more conservative non-surgical treatments, including infection and various levels of pain and discomfort. Your orthodontist should be explicit in communicating both verbally and in written form to explain these risks, as well as in evaluating the risk/benefit ratio for your individual case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers